Five Ways Unified Communications Keeps Pace with Your Business

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Migration from Cloud to On-Premises

Small companies oftentimes don't have access to the required IT resources for installing and maintaining a premise-based phone system. What happens when they find success? Growth is what companies strive for. As a result they've likely added an appropriate IT infrastructure, and in-house IT resources, and are now looking for more flexibility and customization out of their phone system. Most importantly, the managed cost structure that a cloud deployment once provided may no longer be cost-effective for the number of users in larger organizations.

Advice: A UC system enables organizations to seamlessly migrate from hosted to on-premises as the need for customization, control and cost structure changes. Since the same software is deployed regardless of deployment model, employees are unaffected and both the cost of redeployment and potential for downtime are reduced.

With this continuously evolving business landscape, companies must understand the need for flexibility in order to be successful and thrive. Systems and technologies need to be in place that not only meet these extreme market conditions, but continue to protect and prepare businesses for the changes that are coming down the road. Having to use systems that don't have the capability to adapt can force a company into a corner — making it difficult, if not impossible, to compete.

There is no greater need for flexibility than in a company's communications system. In the past, companies were forced to make extremely large investments in traditional phone systems, only to get stuck with out-of-date features, huge support fees, and no easy (or affordable) way out. With the appropriate planning and right solution, a communications system — whether a hosted VoIP or premises-based system — can deliver powerful, customer-centric functionality with the flexibility needed to keep up with change.

In this slideshow, Digium shares five ways a unified communications (UC) business phone system can help companies thrive in today's competitive climate.

 

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